Tag: argument

Tuesday’s Temptation: I’m right! I’m right!

Tuesday’s Temptation: I’m right! I’m right!

prayer, Prayer Practice
I have to say that one of the most compelling battles that I fight on my days off is over-sharing. Not over-sharing about myself but over-sharing items I see in the news. I don't typically cull my news reading from outwardly biased news sources. I try to read honestly. I also try to limit my reading of opinion pieces and focus on factual pieces. But I want to blast the news I read as unilateral truth! Which is where the problem rises. Especially this last week. The week of the SuperBowl. I actually watched the SuperBowl. More as an anti-Patriot fan than a pro-Eagle fan. As a Denver Bronco transplant in Seattle Seahawk territory, rooting for the Patriots would be akin to torture. So I was mildly interested in seeing the Eagles rise up to defeat the Patriots. Now, the truth of the matt...
Mindful Monday: An act of peace

Mindful Monday: An act of peace

Buddhism, mindfulness, peace, Spirituality
In the wake of the attacks in Paris and several other places around the world this weekend, Maia Duerr, anthropologist and Zen practitioner, said on Facebook, "My act of peace for today: I will not argue with you. Noticing the violence that comes from fixed views, including and particularly my own...  We humans can make everything so complex. And of course it is, on one level. I don't mean to diminish the complexity of the world. But we tend to layer on more complexity from our wounded psyches, and that is not helpful." What are you noticing about your response to the recent terror attacks as well as other people's responses? Do you have fixed views? ... for Mindful Monday   Photo Credit: "'Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.'--Ralph